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Restaurant Externship - Los Angeles, CA

Company: Nordstrom, Inc.
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

About the job

A Place where you can Shop, Earn, & Eat!!

  • Benefits
  • Free Food
  • Full-Time Salary
  • Shopping Discount
  • 100% Scratch Kitchen
  • Flexible Hours around school schedule
  • Get home at a decent hour - average store hours 11 am - 8 pm
  • 14-week program from August 28th - December 1st 2023
  • Other locations available

    Are you an active college or culinary student or Nordstrom employee working towards a degree in Culinary, Hospitality, Restaurant Management, Business or a related field and graduating in 2023, 2024 or 2025?

    As a Nordstrom Restaurant Group Extern, you'll rotate throughout our different restaurant concepts to gain experience in front of house, back of house, and in our specialty coffee bars. But our goal is simple... Our goal is to provide outstanding customer service in every interaction. You are empowered to give people memorable experiences by making them feel welcome, respected & comfortable.

    Nordstrom opened its first restaurant nearly 40 years ago and has made food and beverage an important part of its in-store customer experience. We have teams in over 200 locations providing quality food and beverage while being customer obsessed.

    In this role, you'll...

    • Complete a comprehensive Manager in Training program that covers all the ins and outs of running a successful food and beverage outlet
    • Learn, embrace and focus on our culture and the points of difference that set us apart from competitors
    • Build business acumen through managing financial results against a P&L
    • Utilize systems to manage performance expectations in a from scratch kitchen and bar environment while also fostering creativity through features programs that drive business, engaging customers by highlighting partnerships and seasonal ingredients.
    • Prepare to lead, motivate and develop a staff that focuses on business goals of operational excellence, driving traffic and growing people & partnerships
    • Support the success of the Restaurant Group by going above and beyond to keep customers happy, implement store strategy, comply with company procedures and manage productivity

      • Customer Focus: Identify customer needs and deliver solutions that meet customer expectations
      • Drives Results: Pushes self and persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks
      • Builds Trust: Follows through on commitments, shows consistency between words and actions
      • Self-Development: Shows personal commitment and takes action to continuously improve, makes the most of available development tools and resources to quickly develop your own career path while learning from others
      • The most successful Nordstrom employees identify with our Core Values: Customer Obsessed, Owners At Heart, Curious and Ever Changing, Here To Win and We Extend Ourselves

        • Passion and commitment to delivering exceptional service and consistent quality - is customer obsessed
        • Solid written and verbal communication skills
        • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, is curious and ever changing, and embraces working a flexible schedule
        • Ability and desire to extend yourself in order to train, coach and foster talent
        • A food handler's card / liquor service permit where required by local and state guidelines
        • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from qualifying program (e.g., culinary, hospitality degree)

          What's next? We're glad you asked...

          Interviews will be taking place in late April through early June 2023. We plan on making our hiring decisions no later than June 2023.

          A few more important points...

          The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It's not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job.

          At this time, Nordstrom cannot provide sponsorship now or in the future for this role. This includes interested parties who currently hold an F-1, H-1, TN, J-1, OPT, or CPT visa.

          We've got you covered...

          Our employees are our most important asset and that's reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:
          • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
          • Life Insurance and Disability
          • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

            A few more important points...

            The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It's not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

            Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

            Applicants with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation should contact the nearest Nordstrom location, which can be identified at

            - 2022 Nordstrom, Inc

            Current Nordstrom employees: To apply, log into Workday, click the Careers button and then click Find Jobs.

            Pay Range Details

            The pay range(s) below are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

            California: $40,000 - $64,000

Keywords: Nordstrom, Inc., Costa Mesa , Restaurant Externship - Los Angeles, CA, Hospitality & Tourism , Costa Mesa, California

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